•  2
    Beyond Decriminalization: Ending the War on Drugs Requires Recasting Police Discretion through the Lens of a Public Health Ethic
    with Jeremiah Goulka, Leo Beletsky, and Brandon del Pozo
    American Journal of Bioethics 21 (4): 41-44. 2021.
    Earp, Lewis, and Hart argue the pursuit of racial justice requires a summary end to the war on drugs. In surveying the racially disparate harms of an enforcement-oriented, punitive, and ulti...
  • Valuing Life
    Princeton University Press. 1991.
  •  5
    The Ethics of Citizenship in the 21st Century, edited by David Thunder
    Journal of Moral Philosophy 16 (4): 528-531. 2019.
  •  6
    Case Studies: In Organ Transplants, Americans First?
    with Jeffrey M. Prottas and Olga Jonasson
    Hastings Center Report 16 (5): 23. 1986.
  •  3
    The paper develops a conception of “professional loyalties” and then reviews several challenges that professional loyalties encounter. The conception of professional loyalty is developed against George Fletcher’s attempt to marginalize such loyalties. Instead of being viewed primarily as loyalty to clients, it is characterized as loyalty to the ends of the profession. That conception gives rise to several challenges, which are then discussed in turn: whether professions have enough unity to enab…Read more
  •  2
    Book Review (review)
    Ethics 102 173-175. 1991.
  •  3
    [Book review] valuing life (review)
    In Peter Singer (ed.), Ethics, Oxford University Press. pp. 104--163. 1994.
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    [Book review] the ethics of policing (review)
    Criminal Justice Ethics 16 (2). 1997.
  •  1
    The Ethics of Policing
    Mind 109 (433): 152-155. 2000.
  •  1
    Principles of Neutrality in Education
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 8 (2): 1-16. 1976.
  •  2
    Passmore's Philosophy of Teaching
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 18 (1): 37-46. 1986.
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    Trust and critical thinking
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 50 (2): 133-143. 2018.
    This article discusses the tension between trust, as an expression of interpersonal commitment, and critical thinking, which includes a demand for reasons. It explores the importance of each for individual flourishing, and then seeks to establish some ways in which they intersect, drawing on ideas of authority and trustworthiness. It argues that despite the appearance of a deep tension between trust and critical thinking, they are importantly interdependent: if trust is to be warranted, critical…Read more
  •  2
    Mill, Children, and Rights
    Educational Philosophy and Theory 8 (1): 1-16. 1976.
  •  15
    A Libertarian Response to Moral Diversity (review)
    Hastings Center Report 17 (1): 34. 1987.
  •  8
    Arguing Every StepValuing Life
    with Robert P. George
    Hastings Center Report 23 (1): 44. 1993.
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    Police Loyalties
    Professional Ethics, a Multidisciplinary Journal 5 (1): 29-42. 1996.
  •  2
    Criminal Justice Ethics 22 (1): 21-21. 2003.
  • Foreword
    Criminal Justice Ethics 21 (2): 3-3. 2002.
  •  2
    From Social Justice to Criminal Justice: Poverty and the Administration of Criminal Law (edited book)
    with William C. Heffernan
    Oxford University Press USA. 2000.
    The economically deprived come into contact with the criminal court system in disproportionate number. This collection of original, interactive essays, written from a variety of ideological perspectives, explores some of the more troubling questions and ethical dilemmas inherent in this situation. The contributors, including well-known legal and political philosophers Philip Pettit, George Fletcher, and Jeremy Waldron, examine issues such as heightened vulnerability, indigent representation, and…Read more
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    The Paternalistic Principle
    Criminal Law and Philosophy 10 (2): 315-327. 2016.
    In this paper, I critique one aspect of Simester and von Hirsch’s, Crimes, Harms, and Wrongs—their recognition of harm and offence principles, but failure to construct a paternalistic principle, despite their willingness to countenance some small measure of criminal paternalism. Construction of such a principle would have clarified the problems of as well as the limits to criminalising paternalism.
  •  4
    Ethics and Criminal Justice: An Introduction (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2008.
    This textbook looks at the main ethical questions that confront the criminal justice system - legislature, law enforcement, courts, and corrections - and those who work within that system, especially police officers, prosecutors, defence lawyers, judges, juries, and prison officers. John Kleinig sets the issues in the context of a liberal democratic society and its ethical and legislative underpinnings, and illustrates them with a wide and international range of real-life case studies. Topics co…Read more
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    Journal of Philosophy of Education 7 (2). 1973.
  • The Ethics of Consent
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 8 (n/a): 91. 1982.
  •  3
    In Valuing Life, Princeton University Press. 1991.
  •  2
    Linguistics in Philosophy (review)
    Philosophical Studies (Dublin) 18 (n/a): 262-264. 1969.
    J L Austin has left a firm imprint on much contemporary philosophy. Not surprisingly, however, his published papers and lectures have provoked strongly contrasting responses, some seeing in them the refinement of certain philosophical techniques and the introduction of new standards of care, others the final degeneration of linguistic philosophy into verbal hair-splitting. Whatever the response, his writings were bound to attract the attention of formal linguists, and the last decade has seen a …Read more
  •  3
    Six. Human life
    In Valuing Life, Princeton University Press. pp. 115-163. 1991.